Bidding Farewell to the great athlete of all time: MIRUTS YIFTER Bikila Award

Bidding Farewell to the great athlete of all time: Miruts Yifter

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Toronto - December 27, 2016 - By Bikila Award

As the world bid farewell today to a legendary running athlete and a double Olympic Ethiopian hero, Bikila Award pays its respects to Miruts Yifter as a true champion whose greatness transcends sportsmanship. Miruts Yifter as one of the greatest long distance runners of all time has been an adoration of the many young generations of elite athletic stars that Ethiopia has introduced to the world. Athletic distance race days has never been the same without Miruts Yifter.

Today as we say goodbye to everything that was familiar about Miruts, we however move on for he meant so much a part of us, he'll be with us … always. Miruts Yifter remains to be a solid ground of inspiration for future generations to come.

The Bikila Award salutes “The Shifter” Miruts Yifter, as a legendary Olympic hero and great long distance runner of all time and pray that his soul rests in peace.

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